By: Isaiah S. Showell, Follow South Jersey Multimedia Journalist/’What’s Good’ Host
MAYS LANDING, N.J. — Bryanna Storck has made history by being the first female in her region to earn the rank Eagle Scout in the 452nd troop. Storck achieved the accomplishment within 22 months when her predecessors had taken five years to complete.
“I plan on helping a lot of the girls out with their journey to eagle,” said Storck. “Right now, I’m overseeing the new scout patrol, so I plan on just helping all the girls out.”
Storck became covid-19 positive while on the road to Eagle Scout and received some extensions to complete all her requirements. She also continued her semester at Stockton University while going after Eagle with the 452nd troop but still managed to stay focused simultaneously inspiring several younger women in the process like Amanda Edwards.
“I am incredibly proud of her,” said Edwards. “I have three brothers who have done this, and I watched them struggle through it. It’s such a hard task to complete; it’s shocking.”
Scout Master Scott Ehrlick along with Assistant Scout Master Daniel Lykowski and committee chair John Alioto are flabbergasted at how much Storck has achieved in such a short amount of time and are exceedingly proud of her.
“In 100 years of the program, for her to come into a totally male dominated program and put the amount of time she did, it’s unheard of,” said Lykowski.
Representative Jeff Van Drew among other officials made time to acknowledge Storck at the ceremony the 452nd Troop hosted and awarded her with challenge coins among other plaques and certificates.
Scouts are required to earn a total of 135 merit badges to meet the requirements of Eagle Scout. Scouts must learn and demonstrate their abilities in learning the Scout Oath and Law which is foundation for developing character and morals. Storck has a focus in performing arts and thus her merit badges reflected options like art, music, and theatre.
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